National Geographic : 1956 Jul
Courtesy, resourcefulness qualify her for the job. Gaye Evans, telephone company Service Representative, obtains information for a customer regarding his telephone service. PHOTOGRAPHS BYANSELADAMS She Likes to Help People A story about one of the telephone Service Representatives whose "voice has the smile" whenever there's anything you'd like to know about telephone service. One of the nice things about the telephone business is the way it brings us close to people. Many, many times each day - in your community and in countless com munities throughout the land-we have the opportunity and the privilege of friendly contacts with those we serve. Sometimes they are by telephone. Very often they are personal visits. Among those who have these con tacts are Business Office Service Rep resentatives like Gaye (Mrs. Robert) Evans. "What we like people to do," says Gaye, "is to think of us as their per sonal representatives at the telephone company. Whenever there's any ques- tion about service or a bill or you're moving or needing more service, we're here to help in every way we can." Gaye Evans' job takes a special type of person. One who is not only efficient but understanding as well. Gaye qualifies in many ways. Even in her leisure hours, she finds time to help others, especially the handi capped and the needy. Another of her activities is rehearsing a 26-girl choir. Gaye sums up one of her main satis factions this way: "It's nice to have people think of the telephone company as a place where they can always find courtesy and consideration. That's our job and we try to be good at it." LL TELEPHONE SYSTEM (. soJ p Helping the Blind. Raising money to provide "Guide Dogs for the Blind" has been one of Mrs. Evans' activities in the Venture Club - an organization of Oakland (Calif.) business women.